Last month, Amazon announced EC2 Dedicated Hosts are now generally available. Amazon initially discussed EC2 Dedicated Hosts at its Re:Invent conference in October. Using this new service, customers will have the ability to map Virtual Machines (VMs) to a physical host which runs in AWS.
AWS IoT, announced as a beta service a couple of months ago, is now Generally Available (GA).
At re:Invent 2015, Amazon Web Services Command Line Interface (CLI) engineer James Saryerwinnie announced that Supercharged AWS CLI (SAWS) features were going to be combined into aws-shell to provide a new level of ease of use and productivity when automating AWS workflows. Today, aws-shell has been made available on GitHub as a developer preview.
Microsoft has recently announced the Azure Container Service has reached preview status. The service was first discussed at the AzureCon event earlier this fall and is now available to customers through a self-nomination process.
Microsoft recently made their updated Azure Portal generally available (GA) after nearly nineteen months in “preview.” Before setting this to default portal experience for all customers, Microsoft says they focused on improving performance, reliability and usability.
On December 3rd, 2015 Amazon announced a new service that allows customers to provision a Microsoft Active Directory managed service in Amazon Web Services (AWS). The service, also referred to as Microsoft AD, uses directory capabilities found in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.
On October 7th, 2015 Microsoft announced the general availability of its Azure Backup Server. Azure Backup Server was previously known as Project Venus and targets backup scenarios for small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) customers.
On October 7, 2015 Google announced its App Engine security service, Google Cloud Security Scanner, has reached general availability. This past February, Google launched a beta version of this service.
At the Convergence EMEA 2015 conference, Microsoft introduced its latest service called Microsoft PowerApps. The service is currently in limited preview which will allow selected enterprise customers the opportunity to use the service prior to a general availability release.
At the recent Re:Invent conference, Amazon announced a new security assessment and compliance service. The service is called Amazon Inspector and is currently in preview.
InfoQ sat down with Markus Eisele, developer advocate at Red Hat, at the Devoxx BE conference, and asked about his thoughts on implementing microservice architectures within large-scale enterprise organisations. The conversation was primarily based on his recent O'Reilly mini-book publication, “Modern Java EE Design Patterns: Building Scalable Architecture for Sustainable Enterprise Development".
Verizon has launched a new platform named ThingSpace, the objective of which is to simplify the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) applications. ThingSpace developers can utilize APIs and hardware bundled with developer kits that perform the actual IoT measurements and gather the data for transfer to the analysis platform.
In a recent blog post, Mark Russinovich, cto of Microsoft Azure, announced a public preview feature called Azure Scale Sets. Azure Scale Sets are an Azure Compute resource which allow you to deploy and manage a group of virtual machines (VMs) as a collective group, or set.
At the recent Google Cloud Platform Next experience event in Paris, Google announced a beta data visualization service called Cloud Datalab. Cloud Datalab allows developers to explore and analyze their data through an interactive web-browser experience.
Earlier last month in Las Vegas, at IBM Insight 2015, IBM announced a major commitment to the Apache Spark project. Referring to it as “potentially the most significant open source project of the next decade” tells a lot about how important IBM believes Apache Spark is. With IDC reporting that 80% of cloud applications in the future will be data intensive, Apache Spark can unlock previously...